Open Access: there is something wrong!
If 89% of researchers positively recognise the benefits of OA journals but only 8% of them publish in OA journals, there is something wrong.
OA is an alternative model but it has also created new barriers: the so called “author pays” logic (stressed by 39% of the surveyed researchers). It’s worth working on that in the next few years.
Paola Castellucci & Elena Giglia, reporting the CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, in:
D-Lib Magazine, November/December 2011, Volume 17, Number 11/12